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2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Texas DE/OLB Jackson Jeffcoat

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

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Exploring Jason Worilds And Pass Rushing Productivity

The Pittsburgh Steelers are committing a large chunk of both cash and cap space to outside linebacker Jason Worilds this offseason, who signed a transition tag worth close to $10 million for the 2014 season. The four-year veteran pass rusher was only asked to be a starter for the first time in 2013, having been […]

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Steelers Struggled To Register Unblocked Pressure On Defense

Last week, we took a look at how the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line handled pressure, and how much of it came unblocked as a result of missed reads or overloaded blitzes. Pro Football Focus catalogued the data, and it revealed that by the end of the season, the Steelers were among the best at controlling […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Cornerback

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Derek Moye, Justin Brown Have An Uphill Battle For A Roster Spot

Earlier this offseason, there were reports that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was working with his young receivers to help develop some chemistry with them, knowing that it would be needed this year. Chief among them, of course, was second-year third-round draft pick Markus Wheaton, who figures to get the first opportunity to fill Emmanuel […]

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Cam Thomas May Be A Contingency Option To Start

This offseason, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done well in recouping their free agent losses pretty much across the board, for which the front office deserves a tremendous amount of credit. It could be quite difficult playing the reactionary role in free agency by trying to plug a hole you didn’t intend to have. When Jonathan […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Seventh Round

By Michael K. Reynolds If you’re wondering what the Pittsburgh Steelers should do with their seventh round draft pick this year history would suggest they should follow the words sung during the halftime show of this year’s Super Bowl. That’s when the no longer so Red Hot Chili Peppers chimed: Give it away…give it away…give […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Safety

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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CBS Sports Analyst Has Steelers Taking Anthony Barr In Latest Mock Draft

By Josh Svetz Many experts have tried to pinpoint what the Pittsburgh Steelers want to do in the upcoming draft. While many of them have recently suggested cornerback or defensive end, CBS Sports draft analyst Pat Kirwan has offered up another possibility in his latest mock. As of Friday, Kirwan has the Steelers taking UCLA […]

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Former NFL Scouts Debate Wide Receivers Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin

A few days ago, former NFL scouts Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah had a pretty good debate on the NFL Network about Texas A&M wide receiver Mike Evans and Florida State wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin. Below is a video of it and there’s little doubt that the Pittsburgh Steelers have interest in both of these […]

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2014 Steelers Mock Draft – Alex Kozora Version 2.0

By Alex Kozora With free agency near its end and more players researched, the draft becomes slightly clearer. A second crack at a mock. Needless to say, still very fluid at this point. Trades aren’t projected in this mock. If you missed it, my first mock draft. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to […]

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Steelers Smart Not To Limit What LeGarrette Blount Can Offer

New Pittsburgh Steelers running back LeGarrette Blount was interviewed yesterday on the radio, as we’ve previously posted, but I wanted to expand on some of the comments that he made during the interview pertaining to how he views himself being used this season based on his conversations with the team. While he mentioned that they […]

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Steelers Among The Best In Preventing Unblocked Pressure

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line did not get off to a good start last season. They struggled in both run blocking and pass protection, resulting in poor yards per carry totals for the backs and far too many sacks for Ben Roethlisberger. Losing All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey eight snaps into the season didn’t help matters […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements: Wide Receiver

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Eighth Round

By Michael K. Reynolds Looking for the greatest draft hits of Pittsburgh Steelers? Top of the charts, number one in your hearts? Then look no further than Steelers Depot where we started dishing out hot vinyl with the Ninth Round (plus) in our prior article. Now we’re at number eight…and the truth is…it ain’t great. […]

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Steelers CB Ike Taylor Thinks Bodies Of Most Underclassmen Are Not Ready For NFL

By Josh Svetz Cornerback Ike Taylor likes to tackle the issues, not just with the Pittsburgh Steelers, but with the NFL in general. Recently, Taylor has decided to tackle a somewhat low-key, issue in the NFL that many fans may not actually know about.  To sum it up, with a record number of underclassmen (98) […]

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Buccaneers Trading Mike Williams To Bills Still Might Not Be Enough To Drop Mike Evans To Steelers

On Friday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers traded wide receiver Mike Williams to the Buffalo Bills for a sixth-round draft pick and as a result, it could wind up shaking things up a little bit in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Now that Williams is out of Tampa Bay, the Buccaneers very well […]

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Steelers Greatest Draft Hits – Ninth Round +

By Michael K. Reynolds Who should the Pittsburgh Steelers take with their first round draft pick this year? Third round? Fifth? Should they emphasize offense or defense? With what positions should they take a risk? When should they play it safe? The correct answers to these questions may not lie within the impressively coiffed head […]

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A Look At The Six Touchdown Allowed By New Steelers CB Brice McCain In 2013

This past week, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed former Houston Texans cornerback Brice McCain to a one-year contract and by now, you probably already know how bad of season he had in 2013. McCain allowed six touchdowns last season and below are breakdowns of all six of them. The first touchdown allowed by McCain in 2013 […]

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Steelers Free Agent Departures Piling Up

While the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed seven free agents from outside the organization, they have now lost eight of their own free agents in the process, having come in with 22 free agents in total. Granted, few of them went on to sign contracts of any significance, or are expected to play a big role […]

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Steelers Offer Little Guarantees To Their Incoming Free Agents

In stark contrast to recent offseasons, the Pittsburgh Steelers have already handed out new contracts to seven different free agents coming from other teams over the course of the past month since the start of free agency. In the process, they have handed out close to $40 million, with only Mike Mitchell’s contract extending beyond […]

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2014 NFL Draft Player Profiles – Fresno State WR Davante Adams

By Alex Kozora Our focus has shifted to the offseason and for the next few months, I’ll be providing scouting reports on several draft prospects. Some of these players the Pittsburgh Steelers may look at and others will be top players that will be off the board before they select. All to make you as […]

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Pre-Draft Free Agent Movements Tight End

The vast bulk of the offseason roster moves to be made before the draft are already completed, so now is a good time to start taking a look at how the month of March (and the early portions of April) have affected the depth chart. The Pittsburgh Steelers entered the offseason with 21 unrestricted free […]

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Mel Kiper Jr. Has Some Interesting Picks For The Steelers In His Latest Three Round Mock Draft

On Thursday, Mel Kiper Jr. of ESPN.com released a mock of the first three rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft and he has some interesting choices for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the first round, Kiper has LSU wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. going to the Steelers at 15th overall as the top two rated cornerbacks […]

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Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey Might Have To Show He’s Special In Order To Make 53 Man Roster

Should new Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey ultimately wind up making the final 53 man roster out of training camp, there’s a strong possibility that he’ll have to contribute on special teams. While playing on special teams is pretty much something that’s new to him, Heyward-Bey showed late last season that he might be […]

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A QB-Neutral Look At Darrius Heyward-Bey’s History Of Drops

The Pittsburgh Steelers made it official yesterday by signing former Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey in a move surely aimed toward replenishing the depth and patching holes caused by free agency departures ahead of the draft in May. The contract was a one-year deal, most certainly for the veteran-minimum value for […]

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